An otter has died after it was allegedly attacked by a dog on an Aberdeenshire beach.
A quiet Sunday stroll took a shocking turn at the weekend after a swan was attacked by a dog in Ellon.
A farmer was fined for beating two swans to death and critically injuring a third by walloping them - with his shepherd's crook.
Police have removed a swan from the M74 in Glasgow after the bird wandered onto the southbound carriageway.
An investigation is under way into the mystery deaths of two young swans at the newly opened campus in Inverness.
The moment a man was attacked by a swan while taking a selfie with it has been captured on video.